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cod, massachusetts, in hyannis, as eunice kennedy shriver is laid to rest. ♪ >> family and friends said their final good-byes today at a private funeral mass in st. francis xavier church, the same church where eunice worshiped as a child and where her brothers served as altar boys. >> my mother, which i often did, i can't go on without you, i don't know how to live without you. and she would say, you're fine, i've raised you well, now, get out there. i don't want to hear one more word, get going. your brothers will be nice to you. >> and of course, 23 years ago, maria shriver wed arnold schwarzenegger in this same church. as a devout catholic, eunice kennedy shriver was honored with a full mass, eulogized by her five children, honored by her 19 grandchildren. she is being celebrated at as a passionate humanitarian, forever changing how the u.s. and the world, in fact, treats people with special needs. the special olympic torch led the procession today into the church, where athletes delivered a welcome that moved mourners to tears. noticeably missing today, eunice's brother, senato
reports." we are here in cape cod, massachusetts, as thousands remember eunice kennedy shriver, jfk's sister and a hero to millions who will never know her. a public wake will be starting soon at this small parish church, the same church where caroline kennedy was married and the foam mourned the 1998 death of bobby and ethel kennedy's son, michael, after a skiing accident in colorado. the kennedy and shriver families arrived here at our lady of victory church just about a half an hour ago for a private service, a service accepting the body before the public will be allowed in. and just like her more famous brothers, eunice has now earned a rightful spot in american history books. she brought hope and she brought promise to millions after founding the special olympics. the compassion that she had for her mentally disabled sister, rosemary, greatly influenced her advocacy for others with special needs. now only two members of that original kennedy dynasty remain, but the next generation is already carrying on their legacy. and the kennedy family, well known here in cape cod, the fami
>>> eunice kennedy shriver died at the age of 88 today. and police investigate the death of a man that died bifrom an attack by his own pit bulls. >>> thanks for joining us. today is tuesday, it is august 11th, 2009. glad to have you with us. angie will have the traffic in just a moment. kim martucci is back. welcome kim weather person. >> mrs, i got that done. great to be back but boy i got married in the weather in the 70s most of the time. and now we're back. i am happy to tell you we will y. be t breaking cordres datodo we did ity.es yat ayat s grdeee cumberland 73 and it is already 84 e thnosatellite and dar loop shows clouds are building toward cumberland where it is cooler in the low 70s. you folks will see widely scattered showers out here first. the storms have to come over the mountains and sometimes they tend to dry out as they hit the shenandoah valley. i still think you have a shot of getting wet later this afternoon and certainly along the 95 corridor for the drive home. i'm targeting the storms here. probably by 3:00. so between now and then try to get those aroun
in hospital after a health scare at a softball game. >> remembering eunice shriver, that story is coming up. >> the preseason opener hear from joe flacco. >> strong thunderstorms north of baltimore . insta-weather plus is straight . >> a medical scare for one of our colleagues tonight. he collapsed on sunday while rounding for home base during a softball game. >> i went down on the turf right by the visitors' bench >> and your heart stopped? >> my heart stopped and stopped breathing. >> his heart stopped for 15 seconds. fortunately, one of his teammates was a cardiologist. you can leave your debt well wishes on their website. >> he is a very good guy. eunice shriver, the sister of president john f. kennedy died this morning at the age of 88. >> the fifth of nine children, her sole surviving brother released this statement today. he said eunice shriver is now with god in heaven. >> president barack obama said "above all, she will be remembered as the founder of the special olympics." she taught our nation and our world that no physical barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit. it i
kennedy shriver, sister of a president, and her to millions who will never know her. to millions who will never know her. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if the president thought that by showing up at a town meeting in new hampshire today he was going to at least sample some of the noise and action and anger that we have seen at other gatherings across this country. he was mistaken. if he came fixing for a fight. he didn't get one. not today. it was a politgathering unlike so many others. the anger isn't just over health care, but it has proven to be a catalyst. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd was in new hampshire with the president today. starts us off from portsmouth tonight. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well from the outside the stage did appear set out here for the president to face some really tough critics. just like these members of congress are facing. but that wasn't the case on the inside. >> reporter: divided only by a street and a few of portsmouth's finest. >> obama! obama
in bethesda. her daughter is maria shriver, the first lady of california, married to schwarzenegger. buagain, eunice kennedy shriver dead this morning at the age of 88. sympathies going out to her family this morning. >> without a doubt. we'll have more on that through outthe morning. >>> let's check in with knowny. we mentioned the meteor shower and the question is with all the haze that wave had the last couple of days, are we going to be able to see anything. i think we'll have a fair a cloud cover tonight. tucker said he saw a meteor coming in this morning but for tonight, for the peak viewing time, we'll have a fair number of clouds. so i think it will depend on where you are this evening. so we'll see. i don't have great hopes about seeing that activity. we'll see. let's take a look at what is happening. we'll go back to yesterday and the temperatures, 97 degrees was the high at reagan national. that was one degree shy of tying the record. we did break a record at dulles international. it got to 97 degrees there. the record was 96. that was set in 2001 so we ve a new record at dulles.
. shortly before the news that his sisters health has taken a bad turn. we find shriver upbeat and friendly, arriving at the compound on monday night with no comment on his mother of's health. choosing to keep such matters private. this community where she lives is wishing kennedy shriver well. he would often run into shriver at the dock near their home. >> it is sad to hear. i hope that she makes a full recovery. >> she lived there the family compound on the afternoon were senator kennedy has been staying as he undergoes treatment for brain cancer. neighbors have been following the constant sagas of per issues. she saw shriver not too long ago. he said that her ailment had taken a toll. >> she was riding in the back of the lincoln town car. she is about 88 years old. >> the good that she has done has gone unmentioned. people that share this community with the kennedys for decades mentioned with her lanky contributions to this country, particularly to those with mental and physical challenges. >> shriver is the sister of edward kennedy and john f. kennedy and robert kennedy. she is the moth
whose lives were touched by the late eunice kennedy shriver. >>> plus, escalating tempers and rising voices as people in the commonwealth give their congressman a ear full. >>> and we have the latest on the dog mauling. news4 midday starts now. joe krebs is on assignment this morning. and i am barbara harrison. and we are tkial about the passing of eunice shriver. she died in cape cod, massachusetts, this morning. she was many things to many people. but as the president and first lady saidshi t morning, above all she will be remembered as the founder of the special olympics. and that's where we begin this morning with kimberly suitors. at the headquarters with more on this story. >> eunice kennedy shriver, the sister made a name for herself in true public service. at a special olympics ceremony, the athletes paused for their founder and for inspiration. >> she is as much of a hero of every one of these athletes as one of mine. >> photographic trites to the woman that believed there is no limit to the human spirit. >> she would always say what more can you be doing? that's a phrase i
of the death of eunice kennedy shriver and the mother of maria shriver. >>> and also more on health care reform. >> i want you to know what is in the -- what is common to all of the proposals. >>s is similar to -- it's similar to what is happening across the country as lawmakers pitch health care reform and today the president may face a similar scene. >>> plus a sneak peek into a world most of us will not never experience. there is a great book out that gives aa look behind the scenes in the secret service and ronald kessler will tell us what you will learn and it will shock you. >>> and breaking news out of cape cod hospital in massachusetts. eunice kennedy shriver has died. she was 88 and suffered a series of strokes. >> she watched her brothers make their mark in the political arena but she's left her own legacy as a champion of children with disabilities. gurvir joins us with the latest. >> reporter: many expected this and that's why many left their homes to be up with her in massachusetts. eunice kennedy shriver dead at the age of 88. she was from brookline, massachusetts. she was the 5th
. president barack obama calling eunice kennedy shriver an extraordinary woman and a champion for the rights of the mentally disabled. here's drew levenson reporting for wjz with more reaction to this maryland resident's passing. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver died overnight at cape cod hospital, surrounded by family. the 88-year-old suffered a series of strokes in recent years. her sole surviving brother, senator edward kennedy, who has been battling a brain tumor, said in a statement "though the special olympics will be her enduring monument, in our family, she'll be remembered as a loyal and loving sister, a treasured wife to sarge, and a wonderful mother and grandmother." shriver is also survived by her husband, five children, and 19 grandchildren. daughter maria shriver's husband, california governor arnold schwarzenegger, called his mother-in-law the light of the family. president obama said that shriver will be remembered as a champion for people with intellectual disabilities. who taught our nation and our world that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the power of the hu
, the source of the leak is still under investigation. >>> eunice shriver died this morning and praise is pouring in for the woman who embodied the kennedy's a tradition of public service. president obama called eunice shriver an extraordinary woman and a champion for the rights of the mentally disabled. drew levinson has reaction to the death of president john f. kennedy's sister. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver died overnight at cape cod hospital surrounded by family. the 88-year-old suffered a series of strokes in recent years. her sole surviving brother, ted kennedy who has been battling a brain tumor said though the special olympics will be her enduring monument in our family she'll be remembered as a loyal and treasured wife to sarge and a wonderful mother and grandmother. her daughter maria shrivers husband, california governor arnold schwarzenegger called his mother-in-law the light of the family. president obama said that shriver will be remembered as a champion for people with intellectual disabilities who taught our nation and the world that no physical or mental barrier
of eunice shriver. >>> our time is 5:14. updating the top store this the news for today, the president is hitting the road to sell his health care reformplan. this afternoon he's holding a town hall meeting in portsmouth, new hampshire. the president is trying to refute what he says are myths and misconceptions about his plan. the white house yesterday announced the launch of a new website that it says will help people better understand the issue and help people separate fact from fiction. >> divers will return to the hudson river this morning. they are hoping to find the last victim in saturday's crash between a small plane and a sight-seeing helicopter. nine people were killed. yesterday, the plane's wreckage was discovered 60 feet below water in the middle of the river. >> six people in china have been killed by a typhoon but the death toll is expected to rise. so far, about 80 people have died across the asia pacific area because of typhoon morakot. in southern taiwan, rescuers are now looking for hundreds of residents in one mountainous village where hundreds of people are listed
as jf k's sister. the world remembers eunice kennedy shriver. >>> hi, everyone. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm sally thorner. here's what people are talking about. >> she changed the way the world looked at developmental disability. >>> although she lived in the shadow of her more famous relatives, eunice kennedy- shriver had a legacy of her own. she founded the special olympics in 1968, using sports as a way to empower the intellectually handicapped. that event is still going strong, with many taking part in its sports programs and competition. >> by your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. a message of hope. a message of victory. >> reporter: she also spent plenty of time on the campaign trail, with her husband, sergeant shriver, who ran for vice president in 1972, and her kennedy brothers. shriver watched proudly as daughter maria's husband took california politics by storm. >> my mother-in-law is the true terminator. and she gives us all orders and says, you do this, and you do that. and she is all over the place. and she is very enthusiasti
>>> breaking news. eunice kennedy shriver, the younger sister of president john f. kennedy and the foupder of the special olympics has died. we'll look back at her extraordinary life. >>> fight is on as president obama takes his battle for healthcare reform to new hampshire today. >> we're against this plan! >> we'll talk with white house press secretary robert gibbs about the president's big town hall meeting. >>> a question prompts a very undiplomatic response from secretary of state hillary clinton. >> wait. you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? my husband is not the secretary of state. i am. >> we'll tell you why it was a moment lost in translation. >>> and not amused. a roller coaster comes to a screeching halt leaving thrill seekers dangling high in the air for more than four hours. "early" this tuesday morning, august 11th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> the sun is shining over new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm julie chen in los angeles. harry smith is in new york. maggie rodriguez is off this morning. good morning harry. >>
and grandchildren. the 88-year-old shriver has been hospitalized for about a week. she suffered a series of strokes in recent years and has been living near the kennedy family compou where her younger brother is staying as he battles brain cancer. >> she's made an impact with a cause that's close to her heart. that's the special olympics, with more on this? >> reporter: mrs. shriver is the heart and soul of the organization which began at her maryland home. >> faces is a reasonable experience of people. >> reporter: many people in the washington area who have been touched by the work of eunice kennedy shriver say they're keeping her and her family in their prayers. they worship near the catholic home. as a teenager, a woman worked at an establishment that they had established at their counter home. >> that was my finlt intro dukds to working with children with them. mrs. shriver came out every day and worked with the children as well and she was very inspirational to me. >> reporter: the summer camp grew into the internationally recognized special olympics organization based in downtown d.c. specia
of their lives and led a life of love and service to others. eunice kennedy shriver died earlier this morning. family members had been by her side since she was admitted to a hospital last week. cbs news chief washington correslook back at her legacy. >> she was born into one of america's most prominent families, the 5th of nine kennedy children. graduating from stanford university in 1943, she later became a social worker at a west virginia prisonnen. she married sergeant shriver in 1953. and together, they had five children, including maria shriver, now the wife of california governor, arnold hwarzenegger. it was growing up with a close family member who was mentally retarded that led to eunice kennedy shriver's life's work. the establishment of special olympics. her goal she said was to demonstrate that people with mental retardation are capable of remarkable achievements in sports, education, employment, and beyond. it began in 1962 as a summer camp at her home in maryland. and led to the first special olympic summer games held at chicago's soldier field in 1968. 1,000 athletes from 26 s
and we are remembering kennedy shriver today, an amazing life, and a champion in more ways than one. we will have the story live from townsend university when the eyewitness news rolls on. >> it is now 15 past 6:00. >> a watch warning, advisory, no watches or warnings or advisory for heat nor severe weather although we have even thunder showers forecasted to. nothing severe is expected. right now on v hill, 72, barely a breeze if there is one out of the northwest. barometer is 29.88. ocean city, 80. 75 d. c., 70 cumberland, west minister, 68. 73 columbia, it is, these temperatures aren't that far from where they were the past couple of days, they're not as hot but still in the ball game. what has changed is the humidity it is not really intense. you will foo el what we are talking about a -- feel what we are talking about. we have the low pressure offshore and it is dragging moisture right through the mid atlantic offshore, and i showed you on radar this cluster of shower activity over eastern kentucky, west virginia and western virginia itself. that's moving our way. eventually high
the world after the passing of eunice kennedy shriver. at the age of 88, is the special olympics founder, sister of robert f. kennedy and president john f. kennedy, is being remembered for a lifetime of community service carried out from her home base, the washington metro area. julie carey is here with more on that. >> eunice kennedy shriver has suffered a series of strokes in recent years and relocated to massachusetts. she died at cape cod hospital surrounded by her relatives. but her sloss felt and mourned by millions more. prayers for eunice kennedy shriver at the potomac, maryland, parish where she and husband sergeant worshipped for decades. a woman dedicated to her catholic faith, shriver tried to keep a lower profile her famous political brothers, john, bobby, and ted. still shriver became known worldwide as aio champn of the mentally hasp inspired in part by the struggles of her mentally disabled sister rosemary, shriver's special olympics were born out of a backyard summer camp in the early 60s. the program has grown to reach 2 million athletes and 150 countries. >> each time
meeting. >>> the family ofunice kennedy shriver is gathered at her hospital this morning. the 88-year-old sister of president john f. kennedy has been hospitalized for about a week. california governor, arnold schwarzenegger, who is married to shriver's daughter, maria, is also said to be by her side. she's said to be in critical condition at a massachusetts hospital. shriver had suffered a series of strokes in recent years. eunice kennedy shriver was a tireless advocate for the disabled she had a major impact across the country and also here in washington as a champion for special olympics. the cause closest to her heart. jackie benson exains >> it's a very reasonable experience for people. >> reporter: many in the washington area who have been touched by the good works of eunice kennedy shriver, say they're keeping her and her family in their prayers. the shrivers worship at our lady of mercy catholic church near their potomac home. as a teenager, catholic school principal joan h 0 everyone sner worked at a summer camp. >> that was my first introduction to working with children with
. shriver died in a massachusetts hospital this morning surrounded by her family. she was part of one of the most famous families in the world. bt she was un tdifopehengci sal founding the special olympics. kimberly suiters has more on how eunice kennedy shriver is being remembered. >> reporter: >> no question in my mind. eunice kennedy shriver is as much a hero of every one of these athletes as she is of mine. >> reporter: at the olympics headquarters in washington, photographic tributes to the woman who believed there is no limit to the human spirit. >> what more can you be doing? that is a phrase i take to my heart every day and wake up and say what more can i be doing? you know, i take that in my personal life and work life and i hope that that phrase people will take and think of whenyhe t approach lifehe m whatwhore can you be doing? >> reporter: after her death his morning the shriv dsae said this. e o tha cnge the world c sto chang use and she did that and more. she fndedathe the movement that becamecipe speal olympics. the largestemovfo ment r acceptance and incsi fonenor pe
to the public tomorrow. wbal-tv 11 news. >> senator ted kennedy's niece, maria shriver, talked about the passing of her uncle and mother. eunice kennedy shriver died just a few weeks ago. shriver talk about their resilience and passion and said that not many people will ever experience the overwhelming love and support her uncle has. >> both of them are incredible testaments to how long it takes, how hard one has to work to accomplish something. i think we have lost sight of that in this country in all professions, journalism, politics. people expect you get elected president and solve all problems immediately. if they look at people like teddy or mommy, d.c. how long they have to stay there and keep hammering away and hammering away. i can that that gives us hope that people can find solutions. if you look at that and say, wow, they accomplished a lot, but it took a long time. >> david gregory's entire interview with maria shriver will air tomorrow morning at 10 on "meet the press." much more our website. you're more reaction from around the world and you pictures. there's also a retrospective
intoxicated at the time. >> family and friends say good-bye to eunice kennedy shriver. >> and sandra shaw is up next with your insta-weather plus forecast after a short break. >> hope you're doing well today. up and adam. we're very humid now. patchy fog now. dew pointed will drop a bit. seasonable conditions in the 80's. we do have a disturbed area of weather down to our south off the coast of class -- carolinas and virginia beach. a little cloud cover because of that. here in central maryland, things are looking good. it looks like 73 downtown now. 68 at the airport. only 62 in york, pennsylvania. nice there. 70 in ocean city. here's your state-wide tour. what you can specked expect across the state. very nice out there. no chance of precipitation. here in baltimore, we're going to a high of 87. that's good, because that's a normal high for this time of year. a mix of clouds and sun, but we'll see more sun as high pressure starts to build in. by the way, sun is up officially at 6:20, and that's when patchy fog should start to burn off. 84, a few more clouds, and it looks like the surf t
on and eunice kennedy shriver. >> some good news for credit card holders. >> if you are getting ready to go out there on area roads, it is looking good so far. will u >> so far so good. >> we do a great job. >> we are happy to report it is looking good out there. no delays yet. no incidents to report. 54 miles per hour is your average speed on the northeast corner. overall, running smoothly on the roadways. here is a live view outside checking the white marsh area. this is a spot we like to check. we normally see early morning delays. it is moving well. fort mchenry tunnel is checking out fine. no problems to report. here is a live look at traffic on the northeast corner near hartford world. -- rep hartford road. -- near hartford road. >> we are looking pretty good. no delays to report right now. the light rail is on time along with the metro subway. a few construction diversions. the 36 bus diverting. 21 bus with a diversion on a pennsylvania and the dolphin. organizations are sitting with the commuter program. now back to sandra shaw. >> take a look at ht doppler. we saw some showers and stor
was doing with a gun near the president's meeting this afternoon. >>> also, eunice kennedy shriver, the sister of john f. kennedy and senator ted kennedy, died earlier today. doris kearns goodwin and mike barnic will be here to talk about the kennedys and the shrivers. >>> plus, we told you last night about what hillary clinton said when she was asked a question about what her husband thought about something. tonight we have that video, and it's interesting. that's in "the politics fix" tonight. >>> speaking of bill clinton, the hero of pyongyang, he's in vegas. that's in the "hardball sideshow" tonight. >>> we start with the town hall meetings, including the one the president had today in portsmouth, new hampshire. william kostric is a protester who came to a town hall meeting today with a gun. why did you come to the town hall meeting today? >> chris, first, i'd -- >> no, why did you come to the meeting? >> i came to the meeting to be heard. >> what did you want to say? >> i wanted people to remember the rights that we have and how quickly we're losing them in this country. >> an
eunice kennedy shriver. the 88-year-old died tuesday after a series of strokes. an invitation only funeral mas will be held tomorrow. >> time now for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we go now to jim. >> thanks. looking at the george washington parkway. pretty good shape here. you might find fog in the low spots. traffic is running without incident on the interstate to virginia. now we'll go over to take a look at things on the maryland side. we'll show you that the traffic is in pretty good shape here at long the beltway. no accidents to report here or for that matter we'll take a look at bellway and university c boulevard. loafc fi gsc ood here, as well. >> temperatures in theo area, this morning stilln ethiledil er aowers 70's. l coe d be patchy fog. i will tell you today it will feel a little bit better. each and every day we've been seeing temratures go back just a couple of degrees but each day those few degrees add up. we'll really is a little more sunshine as well. let's get over to the maps and show you what's happening on the bigger picture here with the satellite r
shriver has died at the age of 88. she was the youngest sister of john f. kennedy and founder of the special olympics, which now boasts more than 1 million participants in different countries. shriver died overnight at cape cod hospital, surrounded by families. coming up, we'll hear from more olympians on the legacy she left behind. >>> opponents to obama's healthcare reform made their voices heard. hundreds marched and lined up with signs, speaking out against reform. joel brown has the latest now for wjz from washington. >>> opponents and supporters of the president's plan to overhaul healthcare drew the battle lines outside his new hampshire town home. >> healthcare for all! healthcare for all! >> reporter: while loud protestors made their case outside -- >> first time in 68 years that i've protested. >> reporter: inside, president obama tried to regain control of the debate, by taking on the critics who have dominated town hall meetings with lawmakers across the country. >> where we do disagree, let's disagree over things that are real. not over these wild misrepresentatio
'll have more about the life of eunice kennedy shriver. we'll talk live with someone from the special olympics international organization which she helped found. >>> looking ahead to 8:00, holly is live at union station where she could witness a world record this morning. we'll give you a include t involves denim jeans and other clothing and it is for a good cause. >>> good wednesday morning. it is 5:00. there with two. it is august 12th. as tucker mentioned, it is warm outside and the humidity will be really out there. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> and i'm steve chenevey. it seems to me, tony, we are feeling that humidity in here as well. >> warm inside of our studios. i think they keep the heat on overnight. >> must be a man-woman thing pause it feels pretty good to me. >> we'll see how you feel later. >> yeah, humid here and outside as well. run showers off to the west. i won't rowle utah rain shower -- i won't rule out rain shower inisg. y us r thus this rn elative humidity reis # #% and is # #% and the temperature is 77. --th -reatreand and wee temperature is 77. couple of of showers h
that eunice kennedy shriver has died. president kennedy's sister has been in critical condition since at least a week when family members gathered by her bedside. she suffered a number of strokes in recent years. she is known as the founding force behind the special olympics. again reports out in the last few minutes that eunice kennedy shriver has died at age 88. >>> next when 9 news now continues, if you think it is too hot, imagine going through the day wearing shoulder pads and a helmet but first it is time for the signs of now question. we are asking how much blood does the human body contain? it is six quarts, one gallon or c two gallons? we will have the answer when we come back. f >>> welcome back to 9 news now. it is 6:23. the signs of now question asks, how much blood does the human body contain? the answer is a, six quarts. >>> heat and football can be a deadly combination. ever since the vikings korey stringer died from heat stroke during training camp in 2001. nfl teams do everything in their power to keep their players safe except cancelling practice. because the nfl is like the
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on holding another one tomorrow in hagerstown. >>> eunice kennedy shriver passed way early this morning in massachusetts at the age of 88. she was the founder of the special olympics and sister of president john f. kennedy. julie carey has more on this story. julie? >> known worldwide eunice kennedy shriver was also a local hero to the thousands of special olympic athletes here. the program got its start in her maryland home and well into her 70s shriver was a daily prens at the special olympic head quartsers in northwest washington. >> if i cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. >> reporter: that was the message from eunice kennedy shriver that empowered millions of mentally disabled children and adults. a message that transformed what started as a backyard summer camp in maryland into the special olympics. now one of the world east largest athletic programs. eunice kennedy shriver tried to keep a lower profile than her famous political brothers, john, bobby and ted. still by founding the special olympics she became known worldwide as a champion for the mentally disabled. fond mem
at the lasting legacy of eunice kennedy shriver. >>> and a slugger battles grieving on his home. how he scored a homer in living longer. >>> and 5:05. 72 degrees. we'll be right back. >> and here's the mta report with mark jones. >> good morning. for the commute start you'll find the number 36 working with a diversion at the alameda and kirk, due to watermain break repair. the number 21 bus diverted at pennsylvania and dauphin for ongoing watermain break repair work. and the 17 still convert diverted in the area of nursery and winterson. construction on the scene. marc on time. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. (announcer) back to school means back to busy mornings. that's why i got them pillsbury toaster strudel. warm, flaky, pastry with delicious sweet filling my kids will love. plus i get two bonus box tops for their school. toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat. so i always have totino's pizza rolls. big pizza taste in a bite size roll that my kids can't resist. plus i get two bonus box tops for their school. totino's pizza rolls. the pizza way to snack. >>> at least we're goin
to eunice kennedy shriver today. thousands are expected to attend today's public wake at a church in cape cod. the founder of the special olympics passed away on tuesday at the age of 88. allison joins us now from centerville, massachusetts with more on the story. allison. >> reporter: so many people have been here visiting today. among the visitors, of course, clergy and members of eunice kennedy shriver's family. and many people from the special olympics, athletes who explain w kennedy shriver changed their lives. >> there is so much idealism in my family and eunice's life is such an example of the best of our country. >> friends and family today remember eunice kennedy shriver, the sister of president john f. kennedy. but she is perhaps more well known and respected for her compassion and drive and founding the special olympics. >> she was constant activity and she was one of the greatest organizationers of humanity that has ever lived. >> reporter: kennedy shriver died tuesday at cape cod hospital. she was 88 years old and suffered a serious of strokes in recent years. today at t
with a gun near the president's meeting this afternoon. also, eunice kennedy shriver, sister of john f. kennedy and senator ted kennedy died early today. doris kearns goodwin and mike barnacle, talking the kennedys and slifrz. plus we told you last night what hillary clinton said when asked a question about what her husband thought about something. tonight we have the video. it's interesting. that in a the politics fx tonight. speaking of bill clinton, hero of pyongyang, in vegas, there last night. on hardball side show tonight. we start with the townhall meetings including the one today in portsmouth. a protestor cam to the townhall meeting with a gun. why did you come to the president's town meeting today? >> well, chris, i would first like to correct. >> why did you come to the meeting? >> i came to the meeting to be heard. >> what did you want to say? >> i wanted people to remember the rights that we have and how quickly we are losing them in the country. >> what rights are we losing that you wanted to talk at the town meeting on health care? >> well, there are -- there are a litan
of massachusetts overnight. eunice kennedy shriver, president kennedy's sister and the founder of the special olympics has died overnight at a hospital out on cape cod. she was 88 years old. in just a moment we're going to take a look at a remarkable life and the difference she made for thousands of kids. >> absolutely. and from our health files, the difference between the truth and what you may think you know about your body, and weight loss. from yo-yo dieting's impact on your metabolism to the real source of cellulite and how many calories that margarita is really costing you. we're going to have a reality check. >> important. >> plus, if you have the need of an overall plus you don't have the cash to give you one we'll show you quick changes you can make that are easy on you and your wallet. >> also good information. we appreciate that. but before we go any further let's take a look at the life and the legacy of an outstanding woman, eunice mary kennedy shriver. the fifth of joseph and rose kennedy's nine children, she was known as her brother jfk's favorite, because she was the one who c
>>> good morning. sad news. eunice kennedy shriver, president kennedy's sister, and the founder of the special olympics, has died overnight at a hospital on cape cod. this morning we will look back on her remarkable life, and the difference she made for thousands of kids. >>> lost in transation. hillary clinton lashes out at a college student in africa. >> wait, you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? my husband is not the secretary of state. i am. >> did a simple misunderstanding expose a raw nerve with the secretary of state? >>> crazy crime. the women who attacked a man with krazy glue, after finding out he was cheating on all of them, get their day in court. this morning the accused ringleader of the group talks to us in an exclusive live interview "today," tuesday, us in an exclusive live interview "today," tuesday, august 11th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. and it is a sad morning for the country's most famous family. the shriver family released a s
this one can. and her life touched so many others all over the world. remembering eunice kennedy shriver. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it is president obama's signature domestic issue, reforming health care. but now as he fights to get it done he is struggling to be heard over the voices of the opposition. once again today, angry critics of reform stole the national spotlight as they confronted members of congress at a null of town meetings. the president decided it was time to fight fire with a fiery response at a town meeting of his own in new hampshire. our chief white house correspondent chip reed begins tonight's coverage. >> reporter: outside the president's who entered town hall today, the kind of royaling anger over health care reform that's put mr. obama on the defenseive and his critics increasingly in control of the debate. >> for all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary, truly risky, is if we do nothing. >> reporter: they may be scare tactics, but many americans are scared. >> i'm
shriver, who died today after being hospitalized recently near her home at cape cod. she was 88. we spoke with a reporter about her earlier today. >> we are joined by michael crichton -- crittenden. >> the abuse of products put out there, the mortgage loans, eye are loans, these will flood the system and people get very excited. credit was extended to people who could not afford it. they want to address some of these problems at the root of the financial crisis. >> why is this agency necessary as a stand-alone? >> what we have seen for years is regulation for consumer protection, shared by the various federal entities. they are also responsible for the safety and soundness of the institutions. what we have seen is that the regulators post -- focus more on keeping banks happy. >> how are lawmakers responding to the idea of creating this agency? >> anytime you want to do something like this, it will create problems. many democrats support this. it will be a matter of working out the details of legislative sausage making. but it enjoys widespread reports. for republicans, it is as it would b
if you heard about this yet today. eunice kennedy shriver died this morning. she's the sister of john f. kennedy and founded the special olympics. her family, including daughter maria shriver, was by her side in a massachusetts hospital. she was 88 years old. shriver's son-in-law, arnold schwarzenegger, said this about his mother in law. eunice was the light of our lives, our family. she meant so much not only to us but to our country and to the world. she was a pioneer who worked tirelessly for social and scientific advances and changed the lives of millions of development tally disabled people all over the world. >>> long lines in atlanta today. look at this. thousands of homeowners waiting for a chance to lower their mortgage payments. the neighborhood assistance corporation of america, or the naca, as it's called, is a federal subsidy program that helps homeowners who are going through a rough time, while borrowers can get loans restructured the same day and some can cut payments in half. they had to go through budget counseling. this event is taking place at the georgia world confe
words from an inspir>>ionaat man.wo now a world changed by her mour yunis kennedy shriver. >> the 88-year-old was part of a powerful political family but she chose a different path to try to change the world. we have more on how the world is remembering eunice this river. >> reporter: -- shriver. >> reporter: she was an advocate for the mentally disabled. she changed the lives for them. they changed policies worldwide, and she changed how people viewed the mentally disabled. even now she was not contempt with the status quo and believed that they could accomplish more than anyone believed possible. >> thank you, all the citizens of canada for honoring the special olympians. >> reporter: through the special olympic, eunice kennedy shriver championed the rights of the mentally disabled on the field and off. when her health turned for the worst followed by her debt, condell lenses poured in -- condolences poured in from more than 40 heads of state including the pope. >> the pope sent his prayers on behalf of thefamily before she passed. >> reporter: shriver founded the special olympics
. >> and they are fast. >> cnn has confirmed that eunice shriver has passed away. the 88-year-old had been hospitalized. her family including her daughter maria shriver has been at her side at a hospital in massachusetts. eunice shriver is the sister of john. if kennedy and was the founder of u.s. special olympics. breaking news, eunice shriver has passed away. certainly our thoughts go out to her family. >>> rod blagojevich has a new gig as an elvis impersonator. are you kidding me? yes. he's s ee's sang elvis presley't me nice." you can book him for speaking engagements, maybe more sinking. thank you. thank you very much. i swear the guy's never seen a camera that he didn't love. >> you're absolutely right. at this point my son at 5 would come out rolling busting out in a show tune. maybe he'll show up on youtube. he's like the w.b. frog. >>> no delays through the weather. charlotte has a delay, a departure delay, 23 minutes because of runway construction. we have new york towercams. throw that up. here with go. boston, new york metro, philly, atlanta, cleveland, st. louis, 30 minutes to an hour. eve
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, and the matriarch of the kennedy family. eunice kennedy shriver passed away at the hospital surrounded by her family. tracie potts looks back at her life. >> a couple of a member of the kennedy family, eunice kennedy shriver war the mantle of public-service largely out to the public eye. unlike her siblings, john, bobby, and ted. her life's work was inspired by another sibling, rose mary, who was born mentally retarded. she founded the special olympics in 1968, inviting people with mental disabilities to showcase their abilities. >> each time you run and jump, you will save others everywhere , "come to our world, where we are free, free to choose our sport." >> her husband, at sargent shriver, co-founded the peace corps and ran for vice president with george mcgovern in 1972. pearse son-in-law, arnold schwarzenegger, is governor of california. she produced a television special on religious faith, binding the kennedys through generations. she focused on the story of mary and jesus. >> that kind of a lesson, "if i had a faith, i can change the world of." >> another time to turn to prayer and each othe
in the metro area. >> she changed people. >> remembering eunice kennedy shriver, and what she meant. you can get great deals. it's perfect. i just want to make sure it's the right decision. future...us? we got here as quick as we could. look it's the cc. you don't pay for scheduled maintenance, you get the car of your dreams... seriously us, just drive it. you're right. dealer: let's take this one. it's a time-space continuum thing. the future... >>> to as the sister of president john f. kennedy, founder of the special olympics and mother of california first lady. she died this morning at the age of 88. we took a look at the life of one woman, and how she could affect sell many. >> it was important for this 15 year-old to write a condolence letter for a woman he never met. a woman who believed in him. >> thank you for starting the special olympics. have a wonderful life in heaven. >> she earned a special place in hards when she founded the special olympics in 1968. >> [unintelligible] >> realized early on that she did not have to serve as president to carry on the public service tradition in
biden and stevie wonder gathered to mourn eunice de shriver. -- kennedy shriver. her daughter, calif.'s first lady stood behind her and spoke about her at the church today. >> she was strong and vulnerable, tired, tireless, determined, and ready to surrender to god. >> maria shriver's uncle is battling brain cancer and did not attend the services. special olympians were also there. >>> a woman at the center of the abu grabe prison scandal was scheduled to talk about her new book as part of a forum in d.c. today. the event was caedel because of threats of violence and protests. she was convicted for her role in the picture scandal. she is now appealing that conviction. >>> conflicting statements could result in a kidnapping charge against a former astronaut being dropped. the statement was thatshe sprayed her with pepper spray during the 2007 confrontation. she is accused of driving from houston to orlando to kidnap her romantic rival. >>> next, a young journalist scores a one-on-one with a president -- with the president. >> and a beautiful day around the metro area. >> michael vick
. mark halperin, you just got some news in. >> some sad news from the kennedy shriver family. cord to a statement, just got e-mailed. hard to believe the amazing eunice schieffer went home to god at 2:00 a.m. she was the light of our lives, mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, taught us by example and with passion what it means to live a faith-driven life of service and love to others. >> who said that to you. >> this is a spokesman for the family. >> eunice shriver. >> "time" magazine. >> to you. >> nbc news will have to say doesn't have this information but that e-mail was sent directly to mark halperin, "time" magazine, and certainly sad news. she had been sick for sometime. >> variety of ailments over a long period and hospitalized for the last week or so. the family had been gathered since early in the weekend. >> we'll continue with that sad news and information as it comes. >> nbc news will confirm is at well and we'll certainly cover her life and her legacy. mark halperin, thank you for that. keep us posted if you get more information. >>> back to news, divers in new yo
kennedy shriver getting way in about an hour. one person we will miss is senator ted kennedy. the senator has been battling brain cancer, as we know. andrea mitchell is live outside the family's church in massachusetts. what does this tell us, if anything, about senator kennedy? >> reporter: what it does, dylan is confirm that his health is precarious. this is a difficult time for the kennedy family. his wife will be here. i did talk to bobby kennedy jr., one of his many nephews yesterday about it. this is what bobby had to say about uncle ted. >> ted is having his own struggles right now. but he is doing well. he was sailing. i saw him out on the boat yesterday. he was going sailing every day, and keeping up with his work. >> reporter: keeping up with his work, but of course the other piece of this, dylan, is his absence on the floor of the senate and in the cois a big va. and the authority, the skill, the legislative skill of the line of the senate is what is really missing for the obama white house here in this health care debate. >> mike barnicle is also on the phone with us here. mik
shriver will be laid to rest today. thousands of people attended a public wake yesterday for eunice shriver, who was the sister of president jfx and massachusetts senator teddy kennedy. she founded the special olympics and helped change the way the world treats the mentally disabled. >> people with disabilities live longer. they are healthier, access to better health care. they directly have mrs. shriver to thank. >> eunice kennedy shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. >>> compared to earlier health care meetings held throughout our state this one this salisbury definitely tame. senator ben cardin held an invitation event for the group. the atmosphere is not nearly as heated as previous meetings but seniors still had a lot of concerns about the bill. all right. we've got to cut down on the static here this morning. about two dozen demonstrators were holding signs protesting. senator cardin says he will continue to go around the state holding meetings to push health care reform. >>> all right. remember this? this is in hagerstown before the town hall meeting yesterday. a man is in
news, joyful remembrances at the wake for eunice kennedy shriver. >>> later in sports, tiger woods takes the early lead at the pga. >>> first, though, katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> it was the concert that defined a generation, spreading a message of peace and love. now 40 years later, a rocking fight rages over where it really took place. finding woodstock in "assignment america" tonight only on the "cbs evening news." every day about 30 women in the u.s. learn that they have cervical cancer. that's why i chose to get my daughter vaccinated. i chose to get my daughter vaccinated when her doctor and i agreed that the right time to protect her is now. because it's about prevention. (nice) gardasil is the only cervical cancer vaccine that helps protect against four types of hpv. two types that cause seventy percent of cervical cancer and two more types that cause other hpv diseases. i chose to get my daughter vaccinated because the cdc recommends that girls her age get vaccinated. gardasil does not treat cervical cancer or other hpv diseases. side effe
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